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McColl pond in Savage

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MNfishtrapper

Does anyone know what the bottom structure looks like in McColl pond in Savage? I'm gonna head there after work but cant find a hydrographic map of the lake. Any good starting points for me?

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MNfishtrapper

cool!

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picksbigwagon

I teach right next to this park and used to take my afterschool classes there ice fishing. They installed an aerator a couple of years ago, so you will have to keep that in mind when you head out to fish. I am not saying you can't get onto the ice, but You will have to go through the woods to to ice. There are also a couple springs on that lake as well. Good luck. If Memory serves me right, the aerator is kind of stationed in the deeper part of the lake near the fishing peir.

10 years ago when I fished it with the kids, we would catch gills and some crappies. I wished they hadn't put in the aerator, it was rarely fished open water or hard water.

Oh yeah, bottom structure, there are some downed tree's along the shore lines and the bottom is mostly sand and muck. I never found a huge rock pile or gravel bed, but underwater camera's were not used back when I last ice fished it.

Be careful

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south_metro_fish

all i ever catch there is tiny sunfish they are aggressive and tiny and not worth fishing

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MNfishtrapper

Yeah. I called the DNR and they said that that pond died off last winter (explaining the aerator) after that all they sampled were tiny sunnies and bullheads (not many of them). It's gone belly up.

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gotfish

I live right next the McColl pond and they have had the aerator in there for the past two years, so it didn't die off last year. I read in the Savage Pacer, they aerator is going back in this coming weekend. Nonetheless, I wouldn't keep anything caught out of that pond anyway.

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